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    Default Does St johns wort really help with anxiety?

    Has it helped you? I really want to stay away form meds and i want to try everything before i have to.

    What has been your expriences using it? Is it worth it?
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    Yes i found it a life saver ! I found after the second day of taking it i was already starting to feel better!

    And a lot of my family swear by it!

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    I give my hubby St Johns Wort tea sometimes, but it has an effect on his vision and bright light is uncomfortable for him while he is taking it, so we tend to stick to rosemary and lavender and vitamins. I know others who swear by it, though!
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    I'm taking high dose Vit C, mega B, fish oil, magnesium and St John's Wort and I think the combo works a treat (for stress, anxiety and mild depression).

    Sometimes if things get a bit much (2x 3y/os, one baby and absent husband can make for stressy days), I take a few doses of Brauer's Calm - I think it works well.

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    I use it for panic attacks and if I use it early enough, I can minimise the severity of the attack.
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    I was just about to ask the same question...
    I've been suffering from what I believe is a whole mixture of bad PMS, depression, anxiety and alike...have been taking St johns wort, evening primrose oil, multi vitamin and valarian at night. That with trying to 'think' my way better. The last two months I've experienced some pretty emotional upsets with both sides of my family and friends...and I don't know if it is a mind over matter thing...but I truly think this combination of remedies HAS worked for me. But everyone is different.
    Apparently it has no bad side effects and is non addictive, so I can't see the harm in trying... And think Happy Thoughts

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    yep- it does work.
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    My Dh used it for a while and it was great. It also helped heaps with anxiety issues in the bedroom . He combined it with a stong vit B for day to day energy and that imporved his spirits too.

    Ive heard that in Germay you need a perscription to use it so must be good!

    Worth a try really.
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    its a bit expensive though, thats my only worry.

    So the people who said it did work, how bad is your anxiety?
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    I saw a documentary yesterday about it. Apparently it works for more mild depression and anxiety. Obviously for more severe cases it wouldnt be strong enough Im guessing.

    I tried it before going on antidepressants and it didnt work for me. My anxiety was just too severe. So now I am on anti-depressants and havent looked back since.
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